Office of the Speaker

SPEAKER: Ms Harriet Khota

Functions of the Speaker
The speaker presides as meetings of the council and preforms duties and excercises the powers delegated to the speaker in terms of section 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000); [Para. (b,) amended by s. 14 (a) of Act 51 of 2002,]
The speaker mayor must:
• Presides at meetings of the council
• Performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the speaker in terms of section 59 of the Local
Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000); [Para. (b,) amended by s. 14 (a) of Act 51 of 2002,]

• Must ensure that the council meets at least quarterly

• Must maintain order during meetings

• Must ensure compliance in the council and council committees with the Code of Conduct set out in Schedule 1 to the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000); and [Para. (e) amended by s. 14 (b) of Act 51 of 2002.]

• Must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.